New York REIT (NYSE: NYRT) is one of 87 public companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare New York REIT to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

New York REIT has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New York REIT’s competitors have a beta of 0.80, indicating that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

70.7% of New York REIT shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.5% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of New York REIT shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.0% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for New York REIT and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
New York REIT 0 0 1 0 3.00
New York REIT Competitors 638 2518 2189 23 2.30

New York REIT presently has a consensus price target of $9.75, suggesting a potential upside of 29.14%. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 8.38%. Given New York REIT’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe New York REIT is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares New York REIT and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
New York REIT $174.99 million $52.35 million -15.10
New York REIT Competitors $457.04 million $289.32 million 35.87

New York REIT’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than New York REIT. New York REIT is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares New York REIT and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
New York REIT N/A -5.71% -2.70%
New York REIT Competitors 52.17% 6.62% 3.82%

Summary

New York REIT competitors beat New York REIT on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About New York REIT

New York REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company owns a portfolio of commercial real estate. The Company’s business is primarily conducted through New York Recovery Operating Partnership, L.P. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 19 properties, which aggregated 3.3 million rentable square feet. The Company holds interests in properties of various types, such as office, retail, hotel, parking and storage. The Company’s properties include Design Center, 416 Washington Street, 50 Varick Street, 1440 Broadway, One Worldwide Plaza, 256 West 38th Street, 229 West 36th Street, 333 West 34th Street, 367-387 Bleecker Street, 33 West 56th Street (garage) and 350 West 42nd Street.

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